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KEY FACTS

Official name
Sydney Swans Football Club

Known as
Sydney

Nickname
Swans

Former name
South Melbourne

Former name date
1982-01-01

Formed
1874 (as South Melbourne); 1982 (as Swans); 1983 (as Sydney Swans)

Colours
White and red

Associated clubs
Sydney Reserves; Albert Park (Original); Sydney WFC; Sydney Academy; Sydney Academy WFC

Affiliation (Current)
Australian Football League (AFL) 1897–2022

Affiliation (Historical)
Victorian Football Association (VFA) –1896

Home Ground
S.C.G.

AFL Premierships
2005, 2012 (2 total)

VFL Premierships
1909, 1918, 1933 (3 total)

VFA Premierships
1881, 1885, 1888-9-90 (5 total)

Senior Premierships
Championship of Australia - 1909; VFL Night Series - 1956-7, 1960, 1982 (4 total); McClelland Trophy - 1996, 2014, 2016 (3 total)

Most Games
372 - Adam Goodes (1999-2015)

Most Goals
681 - Bob Pratt (1930-39; 1946)

League Top Goalkickers
R.Pratt (109) 1933, (150) 1934 & (103) 1935; L.White (80) 1942; A.Lockett (121) 1996 & (109) 1998; B.Hall (80) 2005; L.Franklin (79) 2014 & (73) 2017 (5 winners/9 wins)

Brownlow Medalists
Herbie Matthews 1940; Ron Clegg 1949; Fred Goldsmith 1955; Bob Skilton 1959, 1963 & 1968; Peter Bedford 1970; Graham Teasdale 1977; Barry Round 1981; Greg Williams 1986; Gerard Healy 1988; Paul Kelly 1995; Adam Goodes 2003 & 2006 (11 medallists/14 medals)

Headquarters
Light Tower #4 Driver Ave, Moore Park, NSW 2021

Postal Address
PO Box 173 Paddington, NSW, 2021

Phone: 1300 663 819 

Website
sydneyswans.com.au

CEO
Mullaly, Dick

Sydney



"In retrospect, the 1986-7 period can be seen as something of a false dawn for the Sydney experiment, with the ensuing seven seasons proving as bleak as almost any in the club's long and often tortured past. The private ownership experiment was also a failure. In the end, the club owners overstretched themselves and the club ended up in a much worse position financially than it had been before the move to Sydney...."

John Devaney retraces the history of South Melbourne's 'bloodstained angels' - and their modern incarnation into the Sydney Swans

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1931 Season (V/AFL) Fixture | Player Stats

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South Melbourne's 1931 Fixture

Rnd H&A Club Q1Q2Q3Q4 S R Opponent Q1Q2Q3Q4 S Mgn Grd Date SC
1 A South Melbourne 5.59.914.1619.21 135 WON North Melbourne 5.56.118.1511.17 83 52 ARD May 2 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
2 H South Melbourne 4.27.610.813.13 91 LOST Footscray 7.511.1113.1316.15 111 -20 LAK May 9 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
3 A South Melbourne 3.56.97.1210.13 73 LOST Collingwood 2.13.37.813.16 94 -21 VIC May 16 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
4 H South Melbourne 7.59.1112.1218.19 127 WON St. Kilda 6.29.313.1016.10 106 21 LAK May 23 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
5 A South Melbourne 0.35.68.811.13 79 WON Hawthorn 5.37.510.811.10 76 3 GLE May 30 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
6 H South Melbourne 0.00.12.56.8 44 LOST Geelong 5.47.89.1213.15 93 -49 LAK Jun 8 (Mon, 2:45) Scores
7 A South Melbourne 5.08.511.1016.15 111 WON Fitzroy 4.96.1011.1214.14 98 13 BWS Jun 13 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
8 A South Melbourne 1.33.105.137.15 57 LOST Richmond 4.36.510.1012.12 84 -27 PUN Jun 20 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
9 H South Melbourne 2.36.59.810.13 73 WON Essendon 0.62.86.89.9 63 10 LAK Jul 4 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
10 H South Melbourne 1.53.97.1110.12 72 LOST Carlton 3.46.79.911.11 77 -5 LAK Jul 11 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
11 A South Melbourne 4.36.59.812.10 82 WON Melbourne 1.22.42.44.7 31 51 MCG Jul 18 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
12 H South Melbourne 4.46.712.1213.16 94 WON North Melbourne 1.05.56.59.12 66 28 LAK Jul 25 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
13 A South Melbourne 1.32.42.85.11 41 LOST Footscray 1.52.105.139.14 68 -27 WES Aug 1 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
14 H South Melbourne 1.82.105.186.23 59 LOST Collingwood 3.16.48.68.13 61 -2 LAK Aug 8 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
15 A South Melbourne 4.65.68.138.14 62 WON St. Kilda 1.15.85.96.18 54 8 JUN Aug 22 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
16 H South Melbourne 1.45.710.1112.18 90 WON Hawthorn 0.05.27.49.5 59 31 LAK Aug 29 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
17 A South Melbourne 1.41.94.118.11 59 LOST Geelong 3.36.611.816.12 108 -49 COR Sep 5 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
18 H South Melbourne 2.52.53.105.14 44 LOST Fitzroy 1.36.128.1210.14 74 -30 LAK Sep 12 (Sat, 2:45) Scores
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1931 Player Stats

# Player GP K Avg H Avg D Avg M Avg HO Avg T Avg FF FA G Avg B TS
3 Austin, Jack 18 39 13.0         6 2.0         10 10 6 0.3 0 36
20 Bennett, Reg 16 36 12.0         8 2.7         1 5 4 0.3 2 26
22 Brain, Terry 15 75 25.0         11 3.7         13 12 23 1.5 5 143
6 Clarke, Harry 18 53 17.7         7 2.3         12 6 1 0.1 1 7
27 Fagan, Dinny 10 10 5.0         3 1.5         2 1 0 0.0 0 0
28 Fisher, Clem 10 9 4.5         5 2.5         0 1 1 0.1 0 6
17 Harrower, Eric 3 9 9.0         3 3.0         2 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 Hillis, Ron 16 50 16.7         11 3.7         15 5 1 0.1 0 6
31 Johnson, Ted 16 38 12.7         11 3.7         4 4 29 1.8 13 187
23 Lawler, Stan 1                             2 2.0    
25 Leffanue, Richard 4                             4 1.0    
2 McKay, Hec 14 26 13.0         7 3.5         5 7 0 0.0 0 0
5 McKenzie, Jock 1 10 10.0         2 2.0         1 2 0 0.0 0 0
8 McLaughlin Snr, Hugh 17 44 14.7         7 2.3         10 10 0 0.0 0 0
29 McMahon, Tom 7 27 27.0         4 4.0         4 4 0 0.0 0 0
30 McNamara, Cyril 3                             0 0.0    
19 McPherson, Norm 7 10 10.0         6 6.0         0 0 0 0.0 1 1
33 Mietzcke, Art 1                             0 0.0    
24 Milburn, Len 12 30 10.0         6 2.0         5 5 3 0.3 0 18
10 Paterson, Jack 14 53 17.7         10 3.3         11 10 14 1.0 6 90
15 Pettiona, Cecil 17 60 20.0         15 5.0         10 11 6 0.4 3 39
5 Poulter, Joe 7 16 16.0         5 5.0         2 4 10 1.4 1 61
11 Pratt, Bob 15 21 21.0         6 6.0         2 4 23 1.5 5 143
7 Reville, Peter 12 45 22.5         11 5.5         8 10 11 0.9 1 67
34 Reynolds, Ken 1                             0 0.0    
9 Richardson, Jack 7 32 16.0         7 3.5         2 6 0 0.0 0 0
16 Robertson Snr, Austin 18 62 20.7         28 9.3         5 8 38 2.1 10 238
1 Scanlan, Joe 10 13 13.0         3 3.0         3 3 2 0.2 0 12
17 Scott, Max 2                             0 0.0    
18 Shapter, Ron 9 18 18.0         3 3.0         2 3 6 0.7 0 36
21 Simpson, Keith 2                             0 0.0    
12 Thomas, Len 16 64 21.3         15 5.0         4 4 1 0.1 0 6
18 Thomas, Reg 2                             0 0.0    
14 Wade, Jack 16 42 14.0         16 5.3         4 6 2 0.1 1 13
21 Wheelahan, Martin 5                             2 0.4    
Totals 342                             189 0.6    
 

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.